The Loved One

An Anglo-American Tragedy

by Evelyn Waugh

The Loved One

Paperback, 164 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $13.99 | purchase

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An Anglo-American Tragedy
Evelyn Waugh

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Mr. Joyboy, the embalmer at a full-service funeral home for Hollywood's departed greats, and Aimee Thanatogenos, the crematorium cosmetician, find their romance complicated with the appearance of a young English poet


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